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Ever been in that situation where you decide your going to eat healthy and you get to the kitchen and your just paralyzed with all the lack of options (or too many options) that you don’t know what to do, so you just get frustrated and decide to have tacos from your favourite taco place instead? Yeah, your not alone! Sometimes the struggle is REAL! But eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Next time you find yourself in this situation, use these 3 easy strategies to help you make healthy eating simple!

Re-create Your Favourite Foods With Healthier Alternatives

We all have foods that we just don’t want to give up and a lot of times, we dread eating healthy because we think that it means we have to eat boring foods all day that taste like grass. I’m here to tell you that you absolutely do not have to give up your favourite foods! In fact, you can keep them all. There are countless ways that you can have your favourite foods just by replacing a few key ingredients with healthier alternatives. Heres a few examples of key ingredients you may use in your favourite recipes that can be replaced with healthier alternatives. White flour can be replaced with almond flour. White sugar can be replaced with coconut sugar. Butter can be replaced with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Milk chocolate can be replaced with dark chocolate. Ice cream can be replaced with frozen yogurt.

At first, this may seem difficult. But you will soon realize how incredibly easy it is to find replacements for your favourite foods that feel good for both your body and your mind! When you start making new healthier choices, your taste buds begin to change. It becomes easier for you to make healthier choices the second you start. Each time you choose a healthier alternative, your body and mind begin to transform and each decision after that becomes easier! So start today. Think of one of your favourite foods and see which ingredients you can replace to re-create it in a healthier way & enjoy!

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Repeat Your Favourite Meals Throughout The Week

When it comes to healthy eating, we don’t need to get too fancy and re-invent the wheel with every meal. We can simply find a few staple meals that we really enjoy and repeat those meals throughout the week for those times when we just can’t think of anything else! Repeating your favourite meals is great because it creates a routine and eliminates the process of having to find something new to make! Repeating meals makes it a lot easier for us to make the decision to eat healthy. Why? Because our brains get tired of making decisions all day. We are constantly in decision making mode from the second we wake up to the second we go to bed. What clothes should I wear today? What time should I get out of bed? What should I eat for breakfast? Where should I go for lunch? Too many decisions exhaust us mentally and knowing what you’ll have for your next meal (as small as it may seem) can be comforting and save us a lot of unnecessary decision making throughout the day! This leaves us feeling more energized and empowered.

So think about it now. What are 2-3 meals that you absolutely love, that are both healthy and delicious? Use those 2-3 meals as staples throughout your week. You don’t need to have them everyday, but use them on those days where you just don’t want to think of something new and you just want an easy healthy meal fast!

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Make Cooking More Fun And Enjoyable

This one will change the way you eat, forever. If we associate cooking with fun in our minds, we’ll find ourselves excited about it everyday! When you make the process of cooking up a healthy meal fun and enjoyable you’ll start to get excited about finding new recipes to try, new foods to taste and new foods to experiment with! This completely eliminates the stress and pressure we often feel about healthy eating. Why? Because we no longer feel like we are being pushed or forced to eat healthy just for the sake of saying we ate healthy. Instead, eating healthy is something we look forward to because we know that its actually fun and enjoyable to do it!

There’s so many ways you can make cooking more fun and enjoyable and here’s just a few things you can try. (1) Turn up the music. When your cooking try playing your favourite music and make it a party! Playing our favourite music while cooking is such an awesome way to get ourselves actually excited to get in the kitchen! (2) Change your mindset around cooking. Sometimes just the thought of cooking can be a turn off and make us feel like its just another thing we have to do, but if we change the way we look at cooking and see it as a time for us to have fun and enjoy ourselves then we can begin to actually love it and even look forward to it daily! (3) Get creative and be imperfect. Sometimes we can stop ourselves before even starting. We create labels for ourselves saying “I’m just not a good cook” or “I could never make that”. When cooking, don’t be afraid to be a beginner and try new things! It’s not supposed to be perfect so just let it be!

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

Socrates

Remember, change isn’t always easy but its always possible! If you decide today, you can create a whole new way of living, eating, moving and being and its all possible for you! You can make the decision today to feel good in your body, to transform your habits and create a new way of living.

Now I want to hear from you, leave a comment below or send me a message telling me what changes you would like to make starting today!

We’ve all got a little extra time on our hands these days and we can use this time to create massive change in our lives. It’s important now more than ever that we learn how to truly care for our mind, body and spirit so we can keep ourselves healthy and strong! It can be beyond easy to fall into the trap of sitting in front of a screen all day, wether your scrolling instagram or watching the news filling your mind with world events and left wondering why you feel drained of energy! But if you’re looking to use this time to grow, heres 5 things you can start doing today that will help you transform your life for the better starting right now.

1. Cook a Healthy Meal

Cooking a healthy meal can do more for you than just nourishing your body and making you feel like your doing something good. It can completely transform your mood! Did you know that cooking is basically therapy? It gets your creative juices flowing and allows you to connect with yourself and others in a deeper way. It feels good to cook something up that the whole family can enjoy and while you’re doing it, you can turn up your favourite music and jam out in the kitchen! I promise it’ll change your day! So what’s a recipe that you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t got around to it? Now is the time to test it out!

2. Meditate and Get Quiet

We’re not used to the quiet. We live such busy lives that when we get quiet, it can get uncomfortable. But now more than ever is a great time to turn inward and start to ask yourself the bigger questions. Is there anything in your life that you’ve been meaning to do but have put off for years? How can you use this time to grow as a human? If your looking for mental clarity, stress relief and relaxation.. look no further then meditation! If your just starting out with meditation try doing just 5 minutes of it, now!

3. Read a New Book

Reading not only grows our minds and opens up our lives, but it also helps us sleep better, reduces stress and helps you gain new insights you would have never thought of before! If there’s something you’ve always wanted to learn about, now is the time to pick up that book and start diving into new knowledge, insights and wisdom. Reading a book is like diving into someone else’s world and getting access to their own insights and wisdom that can change your entire life forever! Three books I would highly recommend are: The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo and The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein. These books will transform the way you see life, immediately!

4. Start That Thing You Never Had Time For

You know that thing you told yourself you’ve always wanted to do? Well now’s the time to do it! Whether its picking back up on an old hobby like dancing or painting or trying something completely new, just start. Do something now that’s going to bring you joy! Realize how much of a blessing it is to now have the time to do the things that you truly love!

5. Get Outside And Start Walking

There has never been a better time to start getting active outside of gym doors. Since gyms are all closed, were left with the beautiful option of taking our workouts outside! For one week, set a time daily that you will take a walk and see how it transforms your mindset, your life, and your health. As if that doesn’t sound good enough here’s a few more benefits of walking outside in nature that are worth mentioning: it improves your immunity and memory, it teaches our brains how to relax and get present, and it pretty much makes us way happier humans!

YOUR ACTION STEP:

So now I want to hear from you! Which of these 5 things will you try today? Which one of these brings you the most joy? Let me know in the comments below!

We think we are waking up everyday and choosing what we do, what we eat, how much we exercise and who we show up as. But what if we weren’t choosing at all? What if up to 95% of our daily life was created by our habits and routines alone? Believe it or not we are almost entirely made up of our habits and routines and our life and future is shaped by them. So it’s worth knowing.. how can taking control of our habits truly transform our life and create the life of our dreams?

Thats exactly what we are talking about today. Let’s get into it!

Before we get started on how our habits can transform our life and how we can change our habits, the first step is to know what habits actually are! When we think of habits, we often think of a few common things. Biting nails, smoking, eating too much junk food and more. But what we’re often not realizing is that habits are actually way more than that. So what are habits? Habits are the things that we do everyday without even knowing that what we are doing is a habit we’ve created by repeating behaviors daily. Habits are the way we wake up in the morning whether we have a peaceful morning routine or we rush out of bed after pressing snooze for the 18th time. Habits are the way we choose our lunch everyday whether we prepared our lunch in advance or we’re rushing to the closest fast food restaurant to grab a burger before lunch time is up. Habits are the way we decide to come home from work and watch Netflix to wind down instead of hitting the gym. And here’s the good news. Habits can be changed and when we change our habits we change our life. Here are 3 ways that your life will completely transform if you decide to take control of your habits!

1. You Will Begin To Realize Your Own Power

When we take control of our habits and we learn how to change the habits that no longer lead us to where we want to go, we begin to realize our own power. We begin to realize that we have always had more control over our lives than we had ever imagined. So often we live our lives and go through our day allowing things to happen that we may or may not like. We wake up and hope that the day will be a good one and hope that we have the motivation and energy to do all the things we want to do. This hoping and wishing keeps us in a place where we feel we have no control over the way our day unfolds, but when we realize that we are in control of our habits then we can start to shape our days in the exact way that we want! This is just another reminder that we are the creators of our life and we can design our life any way we want!

2. You Will Have More Time For Things You Love

When we make a habit out of the things that we know we should be doing, we spend less time fighting ourselves and our minds on whether or not we should do them and just start DOING instead. Here’s an example, exercise is something you know makes you feel good but how long have you spent contemplating whether or not you should go to the gym or just stay home in your cozy pajamas instead? On average we spend a few hours a day simply contemplating whether or not we should do something and that is precious time wasted in which we could actually be doing! When we make a habit out of things like our work schedule, eating healthy meals & exercise we find ourselves with more free time during the day that we can fill with other things that we love!

3. You Will Have More Energy Everyday

This one builds on the last point of having more time everyday. When we create a habit our of eating healthy meals and exercising daily and doing the things we know make us feel good, we find ourselves with more energy for other things! We find ourselves able to make better decisions in other areas of our life because we aren’t wasting precious energy deciding whether or not we should have that quinoa salad or the burger and fries. On top of saving yourself time on decision making, being productive in itself gives us more energy! Moving our body gives us more energy. Feeding our body the right foods give us more energy. So if you want more energy, start creating new habits!

When we change our habits, we change our life.

Now you know the importance and power of habits but actually changing our habits can be a little harder. Habit change is not easy but its also not impossible! It requires you to show up for yourself everyday. It requires you to train your mind and body to do things you may not want to do in the short term so that you can reach those long term goals and consciously create the life you truly want for yourself. But here’s the good news, once anything becomes a habit you are set for life.

Next weeks blog post will be all about how to actually change our habits! But your action step for this week is to get a head start and start transforming your habits today by downloading my free HABIT CHANGE WORKBOOK below!